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Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
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Genre
Created by Bob Boyle
Directed by
  • Brian Hogan (season 1)
  • Patty Shinigawa (season 1)
  • Ron Crown (season 2)
  • Steven Daye (season 2)
  • James Burks (season 2)
  • Larry Hall (season 2)
Voices of Grey DeLisle
Lara Jill Miller
Carlos Alazraqui
Tara Strong
Theme music composer Brad Mossman
Opening theme "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Theme"
Ending theme "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Theme" (instrumental)
Composer(s) Mike Reagan
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (104 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Bob Boyle
Fred Seibert
Susan Miller
Editor(s) Bill Charnega
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Bolder Media
Film Roman
Starz Media
Frederator Studios
Mixed Media Group
Distributor Starz Media
(Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Release
Original network Nickelodeon (Nick Jr. block)
Original release August 28, 2006 (2006-08-28) – February 21, 2010 (2010-02-21)
Chronology
Related shows Yin Yang Yo!

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! is an American children's educational Flash animated television series created by Bob Boyle. The series was animated by Bardel Entertainment using both Toon Boom and Adobe Flash software, and it was produced by Bolder Media and Starz Media in association with Film Roman. Boyle submitted his original concept as a book to Frederator Studios, the lead creative partner in Bolder Media. After more than 6000 children's book concepts were reviewed, his submission was selected for development into an animated series for preschoolers. Bob Boyle, Susan Miller, Mark Warner, and Fred Seibert served as executive producers.

The series premiered on August 28, 2006 and concluded on February 21, 2010, totaling two seasons and 52 episodes each consisting of two segments. Starz Media owns and distributes the series, and select episodes were aired on the Starz Kids & Family channel. The show has received an Emmy, a KidScreen Best TV Movie award (for Wubb Idol, starring Beyoncé), and a Telly award.

Premise

The show focuses on a yellow, rectangular gerbil-like creature named Wubbzy, who has various antics with his friends, Widget, a rabbit-like creature who loves to build; Walden, a bear-like creature who is a brainiac; and since the second season, Daizy, a puppy-like creature who loves flowers. They all live in the town of Wuzzleburg, a fictional location with lots of creatures of every type, and all kinds of events are happening in it, especially with Wubbzy. (Even more in The Wubb Club where most of the adventures take place in Season 2.)

Episodes

List of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! episodes

At the end of most episodes of the series, there are songs whose topics that involve social skills, such as friendship, are related to those episodes.

Characters

Main

  • Wubbzy (voiced by Grey DeLisle in the US and Janet James in the UK) is a childish friendly yellow gerbil-like creature of an uncategorisable mammal species. He's small and cute. He's obsessed with his tail. His friends are Widget, Daizy, Huggy, Buggy, Earl, Walden, Chef Fritz, Old Lady Zamboni, Sparkle, Shimmer, and Shine.
  • Widget (voiced by Lara Jill Miller in the US and Julie-Ann Dean in the UK) is a rabbit-like creature who likes building. She is normally a builder, who builds any kind of thing. She is a pink-colored mechanical whiz with a Southern accent.
  • Walden (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui in the US and Wayne Forester in the UK) is a bear-like creature brainiac with an Australian accent. He is occasionally a scientist, who likes science. He is the only main character to have male voice actors.
  • Daizy (voiced by Tara Strong in the US and Lynn Cleckner in the UK) is a childish puppy-like creature, Wubbzy's neighbor and Widget, Walden and Wubbzy's best friend who as her name suggests, loves flowers. She was introduced in Season 2.

Supporting

  • Buggy (voiced by Grey DeLisle in the US and Janet James in the UK) is a turquoise-colored resident who is one of Huggy's and Earl's best friends.
  • Huggy (voiced by Lara Jill Miller in the US and Julie-Ann Dean in the UK) is a light blue-colored resident who is one of Buggy's and Earl's best friends.
  • Earl (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui in the US and Wayne Forester in the UK) is an orange-colored resident who is one of Huggy and Buggy's best friends.
  • Kooky Kid (voiced by Grey DeLisle in the US and Janet James in the UK) is an orange-colored creature who appears when something bizarre happens stating that it's "kooky" while wiggling his fingers.
  • Sparkle (voiced by Grey DeLisle) is a light blue-colored resident who is a member of the Wubb Girlz.
  • Shimmer (voiced by Tara Strong) is a light blue-colored resident who is a member of the Wubb Girlz.
  • Shine (voiced by Beyoncé) is a light blue-colored resident who is a member of the Wubb Girlz.

Recurring

  • Ty Ty The Tool Guy (voiced by Ty Pennington) is an orange-colored resident appeared in the eponym episode, titled Ty Ty The Tool Guy.
  • Policeman (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) is a light orange-colored resident who is a police officer of Wuzzleburg.
  • Chef Fritz (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) is an orange-colored chef who is a chef of Wuzzleburg.
  • News Reporter (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui in the US and Wayne Forester in the UK) is a news reporter of Wuzzleburg. He is seen in the episode "Widget Gets The Blooey Blues"
  • Miss Bookfinder (voiced by Grey DeLisle) is a librarian of the Wuzzleburg Library. She is first seen in the episode "A Little Help From Your Friends"
  • Moo Moo the Magician (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui in the US and Wayne Forester in the UK) is a magician in Wuzzleburg. He first appears in "Magic Tricks" Where he helps Wubbzy learn to do magic tricks.

Broadcast

The first season premiered on August 28, 2006 and ended on June 20, 2008. Starz Media owns the series, and in most territories, the show is distributed by Starz. The Starz Kids & Family channel aired select episodes and exclusively premiered the special Wubbzy's Big Movie!. In the United States, Nickelodeon acquired broadcast rights to the series' 52 normal-length episodes. It aired new episodes of the series from August 28, 2006, until 2010, with a hiatus in 2009, on weekday mornings as part of the Nick Jr. programming block. The last airing on Nickelodeon was on December 20, 2010. Reruns aired on the separate Nick Jr. network from 2009 until April 14, 2014, when Nickelodeon's broadcast rights in the United States expired. All mentions of the show were removed from the Nick Jr. website. Since that time, Starz Media has been the only worldwide distributor.

International

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! has aired internationally. In Canada, the series was aired on Playhouse Disney from 2007–2011, and in reruns on Disney Junior from 2011–2015. In Canada's French-speaking territories, a French-dubbed version aired on Yoopa.

It also aired on TG4 in Ireland, DR2 in Denmark, Baraem TV in Arab countries, Super RTL in Germany, Hop! Channel in Israel, and Discovery Kids in Latin America and Brazil. The series is shown on Canal Panda, Clan, and RTP2 in Portugal and Spain. It has also been broadcast on ¡Sorpresa! on Discovery Kids.

A British English dub was aired on Nick Jr. from 2006 to 2012. A translated version of the series has been a popular addition to the "Cúla 4" children's programming lineup on the Irish language television channel TG4 since January 2011. The show has been dubbed in 15 languages and aired in over 100 countries around the world.

Home media

In UK and Australia, Season 1, Volumes 1–2 (Episodes 1–14, and 15–26) were released as season DVD boxes; these were not released in the United States.

Starz's now-defunct subsidiary, Anchor Bay Entertainment has released 21 DVD compilations, the first of which was released on September 23, 2008.

Title Season(s) Episode count Release date Episodes
Wubbzy's Big Movie! 1 8 May 12, 2009 "Wubbzy's Big Movie!", "Perfecto Party", "A Tale of Tails", "Monster Madness", "Pirate Treasure", "Puddle Muddle", "Come Spy With Me", and "The Tired Tail"
A Tale of Tails September 23, 2008 "A Tale of Tails", "Special Delivery", "Widget's Wild Ride", "Attack of the 50-Foot Fleegle", "Come Spy with Me", "Wubbzy Tells a Whopper", "Mt. Fizzy Pop", and "Puddle Muddle"
A Little Help from My Friends February 3, 2009 " A Little Help From Your Friends", "Clean Sweep", "Mr. Cool", "Wubbzy in the Middle", "Gidget the Super Robot", "Broken Record", "Widget Gets the Blooey Blues", and "Where's My Wiggle Wrench?"
Pirate Treasure 1, 2 7 March 24, 2009 "Pirate Treasure", "Wubbzy in the Woods", "Walden on the Beach", "The Grass is Always Plaider", "Goo Goo Grief", "Everything's Coming Up Wubbzy", and "Save the Wuzzly"
Wubbzy Goes Boo! 6 September 8, 2009 "Wubbzy's Magical Mess-up", "Tea for Three", "Monster Madness", "The Last Leaf", "The Ghost of Wuzzleburg", and "March of the Pumpkins"
Wubbzy's Christmas Adventure October 20, 2009 "Snow Day", "O' Figgity Fig Tree", "The Snow Shoo Shoo", "Dash for Dolly", "Great and Grumpy Holiday", and "The Super Special Gift"
Go for Gold! 7 February 16, 2010 "Run For Fun", "What A Card", "The Wubbzy Shuffle", "Hoop Dreamz", "Wubbzy's Big Idea", "Rush Hour", and "The Tired Tail"
Wubbzy Goes Green 5 April 6, 2010 "Save the Wuzzly", "All Bottled Up", "Too Much Of A Doodle Thing!", "Zoo Hullabaloo", and "The Flight Of The Flutterfly"
Escape From Dino Island 7 May 4, 2010 "Escape From Dino Island", "Wubbzy the Hero", "Call of the Mild", "Wubbzy and the Sparkle Stone", "Daizy's Purple Thumb", "Mt. Fizzy Pop", and "Too Much of a Doodle Thing!"
Wubbzy Goes to School 6 August 3, 2010 "Who Needs School", "Gotta Dance", "Magic Tricks", "Wubbzy the Star", "New Kid on the Block", and "You Gotta Have Art"
Fly Us to the Moon November 16, 2010 "Warp Speed Wubbzy", "Fly Us to the Moon", "Tooth or Dare", "Wonder Wubbzy", "The Super Fixers", and "All Bottled Up"
Wubbzy Be Mine 3 January 4, 2011 "Mr. Valentine", "Cupid's Little Helper", and "My Speedy Valentine"
Wubbzy's Egg-Cellent Easter 6 March 1, 2011 "Eggs Over Easy", "Big Bunny Blues", "Flower Day Parade", "Watch The Birdie", "Wubbzy Bounces Back", and "The Flight Of The Flutterfly"
Wubbzy Saves the Day May 3, 2011 "Follow the Leader", "Bye Bye Birdies", "Moo Moo's Snoozity Snooze", "Woozy Walden", "The Nasty Nose", and "Daizy's Favorite Place"
Wubbzy and the Fire Engine September 13, 2011 "Wubbzy And The Fire Engine", "What Would Wubbzy Do?", "Ty Ty The Tool Guy", "Mr. Unlucky", "Wuzzleburg Express", and "Hangin' With Mr. Gummy"
The Wubb Club 7 January 3, 2012 "The Wubb Club", "Who's That Girl?", "Wubbzy's Big Move", "Wubbzy's Rainy Day", "Daizy's Hair Salon", "Quiet Wubbzy!", and "Meet the Wuzzles"
A Wuzzleburg Tale 2 6 April 3, 2012 "Once Upon a Wubbzy", "Big Birthday Mystery", "Welcome to the Dollhouse", "Happily Ever After", "Too Many Wubbzys", and "Focus Wubbzy"
Best of Wubbzy 1, 2 7 September 18, 2012 "Follow the Leader", "The Wubbzy Shuffle", "Wubbzy the Star", "Tooth or Dare", "Wubbzy's Big Makeover", "Wubbzy Bounces Back!", and "Wubbzy the Hero"
Best of Widget 1 January 8, 2013 "Widget's Wild Ride", "Gotta Dance", "Gidget the Super Robot", "Eggs Over Easy", "Widget Gets the Blooey Blues", "The Super Fixers", and "Where's My Wiggle Wrench?"
Best of Walden 1, 2 April 9, 2013 "Perfecto Party", "Mr. Cool", "Walden On The Beach", "Woozy Walden", "Goo Goo Grief", "The Last Leaf", and "Come Spy With Me"
Best of Daizy 2 July 9, 2013 "Who's That Girl", "Welcome To The Dollhouse", "Daizy's Hair Salon", "Daizy's Favorite Place", "Wonder Wubbzy", "Daizy's Purple Thumb", and "Once Upon A Wubbzy"
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